WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

In today's world we are bombarded with and allured by heaps of information that comes to us via radio, television, and the internet - especially e-mails. We need to be more aware and careful before passing on misinformation to others. Recently, there is an e-mail being passed around about the signers of the Declaration of Independence that is embellished with a lot of fiction. Check out the facts before adding to the problem of spreading misinformation any further.

Ferrets and Fish

This week at Stratford, we hope you and your children will come visit!

Today, at 2pm, we will host the "Stinky Fish" program, where children and adults will learn about the ecosystem in Galveston Bay. ALSO, the presenters from Texas Parks and Wildlife will be bringing along some frozen sharks, rays, and other specimens that the children will be able to see and touch. (followed by hand sanitizer :)

Thursday, at 2pm, Gail and Jimi Hummel of the Houston Area Ferret Association will be visiting us, bringing several of their ferret friends as well.

Be sure not to miss either one!

Wowbrary Keeps You Up to Date (plus this week's events at Stratford!)

Ever wonder what new books or cds have been recently added to the library collection? Don't have time to browse the individual categories on our website? Or are you a visual person who is drawn in by the cover art? Take a second to check out Wowbrary. Here is a description of Wowbrary's service:

"Wowbrary is a nonprofit service that sends you free weekly emails featuring your public library's most recent acquisitions. We started Wowbrary because we were thrilled when we saw all the wonderful new books, DVDs, and CDs our local library acquires each week, and wanted everyone to discover how great their library is too." (see picture above of email sample)

SLURRRRRRPPP!

So cool and refreshing for this summer heat! Try making smoothies! They are healthy, help increase the variety of fruit you eat each day and are so yummy! Be refreshed and stay cool.

DON'T DRAG YOUR FEET

Are you dragging your feet getting ready for hurricane season? How do you feel about another one coming so soon after Hurricane Ike? Are you like me and don't want to face it? It seems like I don't have enough energy to think about it, get prepared or even to go through another one. A lot of this comes from post traumatic syndrome. Check out some helpful books that can help with this situation. Meanwhile, pick up the new free hurricane preparedness materials at the library.